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Crime and social justice in Indian country

Format: Print Book 2018
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In Indigenous America, human rights and justice take on added significance. The special legal status of Native Americans and the highly complex jurisdictional issues resulting from colonial ideologies have become deeply embedded into federal law and policy. Nevertheless, Indigenous people in the United States are often invisible in discussions of criminal and social justice.

Crime and Social Justice in Indian Country calls to attention the need for culturally appropriate research protocols and critical discussions of social and criminal justice in Indian Country. The contributors come from the growing wave of Native American as well as non-Indigenous scholars who employ these methods. They reflect on issues in three key areas: crime, social justice, and community responses to crime and justice issues. Topics include stalking, involuntary sterilization of Indigenous women, border-town violence, Indian gaming, child welfare, and juvenile justice. These issues are all rooted in colonization; however, the contributors demonstrate how Indigenous communities are finding their own solutions for social justice, sovereignty, and self-determination.

Thanks to its focus on community responses that exemplify Indigenous resilience, persistence, and innovation, this volume will be valuable to those on the ground working with Indigenous communities in public and legal arenas, as well as scholars and students. Crime and Social Justice in Indian Country shows the way forward for meaningful inclusions of Indigenous peoples in their own justice initiatives.


Alisse Ali-Joseph
William G. Archambeault
Cheryl Redhorse Bennett
Danielle V. Hiraldo
Lomayumptewa K. Ishii
Karen Jarratt-Snider
Eileen Luna-Firebaugh
Anne Luna-Gordinier
Marianne O. Nielsen
Linda M. Robyn
Introduction / Marianne O. Nielsen and Karen Jarratt-Snider
part I. Crime. Another type of hate crime : violence against American Indian women in reservation border towns / Cheryl Redhorse Bennett
Sterilization of American Indian women revisited : another attempt to solve the "Indian problem" / Linda M. Robyn
The great gambler : Indian gaming, crime, and misconception / Cheryl Redhorse Bennett
part II. Social justice. To be Native American and not American Indian : an issue of indigenous identity or historically blind politically correct labeling? / William G. Archambeault
"Exercising" sovereignty : American Indian collegiate athletes / Alisse Ali-Joseph
part III. Community responses. Stalking in Indian country : enhancing tribal sovereignty through the Tribal Law and Order Act and the Violence Against Women Act / Anna Luna-Gordinier
Asserting self-governing authority beyond the federal recognition paradigm : North Carolina's adaptation of the Indian Child Welfare Act / Danielle V. Hiraldo
Indigenous on the margins : the struggle to address juvenile justice in the United States and Aotearoa/New Zealand / Eileen Luna-Firebaugh and Anna Luna-Gordinier
Conclusion / Karen Jarratt-Snider and Marianne O. Nielsen.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The essays from the eight Native American contributors to this anthology of works about the challenges facing those living in "Indian Country" consider a broad range of topics, including the criminal justice system's treatment of Native Americans, misperceptions among non-Natives that a connection exists between Native gaming and crime, and the systemic sterilization of Native American women as late as the 1960s and '70s. Several examine the consequences of the legal stipulation that Native Americans who are not enrolled in tribes or whose tribes are not recognized by the federal government do not have the same rights and protections as those enrolled in federally recognized tribes, which include the denial of sovereignty over tribal matters. Still others examine ways forward for Native American communities faced with difficult cultural issues; for example, successful strategies for countering violence against women and ensuring placement of orphaned Native children with other members of the same tribe. Throughout, two themes are powerfully sounded: the devastating and still-pervasive effects of the historic treatment of Native Americans and the necessity of strengthening tribal sovereignty to reclaim the right of self-governance. The essays are academic but nonetheless speak with passion and purpose. Members of Native communities, those who interact with them, and readers with a serious interest in Native affairs will find this worthwhile. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Indigenous justice.
Subjects Indians of North America -- Criminal justice system.
Social justice -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Indians of North America -- Social aspects.
Publisher Tucson :2018
Contributors Nielsen, Marianne O., editor.
Jarratt-Snider, Karen, editor.
Language English
Description viii, 206 pages : illustration ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780816537815
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